Huronia Museum is delighted to have Jack Granatstein join us for our annual Heritage Dinner as our guest speaker on May 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm. As we commemorate the start of World War I in 2014, Jack Granatstein will share his current work on the last 100 days of World War I, its losses and the unbelievable impact these days had on Canada. A sit-down and served dinner will be prepared by ELM catering along with silent auctions and dessert auctions taking place. Tickets are $75 with a $40 tax receipt available. Tickets can be purchased online through this link or at the museum directly at 549 Little Lake Park Road, Midland Ontario . Please call us for more information at 705.526.2844.
Huronia Museum would also like to thank their sponsors of this year’s Heritage Dinner
J.L. GRANATSTEIN, OC, PhD, LLD, DScMil, DLitt, DHumLitt, FRSC Jack Granatstein is a keeper of Canadian history. He writes on 20th Century Canadian national history–the military, defence and foreign policy, Canadian-American relations, the public service, and politics. He has been described as “the most prolific Canadian historian of his generation” with more than 60 titles to his credit. However, for many Canadians, Jack Granatstein is best known for his television and radio work. He provided the historical commentary for CBC-TV’s coverage of the 50th, 60th, and 65th anniversaries of D-Day, V-E Day, V-J Day, the 90th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, and repeated Remembrance Day ceremonies alongside Peter Mansbridge. Jack Lawrence Granatstein was born in Toronto on 21 May 1939. He attended Toronto public schools, Le Collège militaire royal de St-Jean (Grad. Dipl., 1959), the Royal Military College, Kingston (B.A., 1961), the University of Toronto (M.A., 1962), and Duke University (Ph.D., 1966). He served in the Canadian Army (1956-66), then joined the History Department at York University, Toronto (1966-95) where, after taking early retirement, he is Distinguished Research Professor of History Emeritus. Over the course of his distinguished career, Granatstein has served on the board of many important historical institutions, including being chair of the Museum’s Advisory Council, trustee of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, and commissioner of the Special Commission on the Restructuring of the [Canadian Forces] Reserves. Granatstein has been an Officer of the Order of Canada since 1996. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, as well as seven honorary doctorates. He served as editor of the Canadian Historical Review and was a founder of the Organization for the History of Canada. In 2008, the Conference of Defence Associations awarded Granatstein its 75th Anniversary Book Prize as “the author deemed to have made the most significant positive contribution to the general public’s understanding of Canadian foreign policy, national security and defence during the past quarter century.” He was also instrumental in creating a new home for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, where he held the position of Director and CEO From 1998 to 2000. Some of Granatstein`s better known titles include: The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History, Who Killed the Canadian Military?, Canada’s War: The Politics of the Mackenzie King Government, Canada’s Army: Waging War and Keeping Peace, and Who Killed Canadian History? Www.huroniamuseum.com Granatstein is married to Dr Linda Grayson and lives in Toronto.